Spring has sprung and life is just all around better. There is finally color in the street from the shining sun, blooming flowers and people breaking out the pastels. After months of being cooped up inside, bark mulch even smells good, something that you thought you would never say. Now that it stays lighter later in the spring, it is the time to work on saving energy and doing your part to make a difference. Environmental consultant companies like Cenergistic, formerly known as Energy Education Inc., strive to conserve energy every day.
Use less Light
Obviously you don’t want to be sitting around in the dark when it is pitch black out, but during the day when the natural light is shining in try to avoid turning the lights on. Turning your lights off when you are not in the room or not home is a huge way to save energy that is also very easy. Using motion-detector lights outside of your home can be a very cost-effective solution. Rather than leaving your lights on all night outside, motion-detector lights trigger when someone is outside.
Carpooling is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Nothing saves money, energy and clean air like carpooling. Whether you are going out to dinner with friends at night or trying to drive your kids to school in the morning. Create a plan and choose different days when different people will be the designated carpool driver. That way one person doesn’t get stuck always using their car and their gas money. Carpooling is also a fun way to spend time with others and catch up.
Open the Windows
Opening the windows is one of the easiest ways to save energy. Rather than running another fan in your house, just open the windows for some ventilation. Nothing is nicer than the breeze coming in at nighttime when the air is crisp and the house is a little toasty. I am seriously convinced that fresh air is good for the soul and gives your air conditioning a breather!